Prob focusing the whole subject while doing macro shots


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Very new in photography.

Using D90 with Nikkor 60 f2.8. Having prob taking really close up shots of insects (not moving). The photo shot is not able to fully focused on the whole subject. Is it due to my hand shaking?
 

Jan 28, 2009
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It might be your hand shaking. It might be you're focusing on the wrong spot. Or it might be your aperture setting at f/2.8 produces shallow DOF. Stop down to f/4~8 and see if things improve.

For more info please google dof and read up.
 

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Do you mean that the lens cannot focus? Or that the back part of the insect is blur?

If the back in blur, it could be that your aperture is too wide.

If the lens cannot focus, it could be due to the minimum focussing distance.
 

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Do you mean that the lens cannot focus? Or that the back part of the insect is blur?

If the back in blur, it could be that your aperture is too wide.

If the lens cannot focus, it could be due to the minimum focussing distance.
The back part of the insect is often blur.
 

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Use manual setting, ISO 100-200, f11 - f16 and speed 1/60s - 1/125s with external or onboard flash and you should be able to get a reasonable DOF for your macro pics. :)
 

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Post the pics so we can advise you better.... rather than guessing here and there
 

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